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    Berlin Film Festival Announces Competition Jury

    Last week, Berlin Film Festival announced its full line-up for the 2020 edition of the festival, which included Disney Pixar’s “Onward.” Today, as per The Hollywood Reporter, the festival unveiled the six men and women that would be joining Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons (“Reversal of Fortune”), who himself was announced last month as Jury […] More

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    Michel Hazanavicius’ ‘The Search’ Gets an International Trailer and Poster

    CANNES FILM FESTIVAL: It’s been three years since Michel Hazanavicius captured the hearts of Oscar voters and won Best Picture with his silent film, The Artist.  The film won 5 Academy Awards including Best Director for the French filmmaker, and Best Actor for Jean Dujardin.   At the Cannes Film Festival, his newest film The […] More

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    Watch the First U.S. Trailer For Asghar Farhadi’s ‘The Past’

    Sony Pictures Classics has premiered the U.S. trailer for Academy Award winner Asghar Farhadi’s The Past. The film stars Berenice Bejo, Ali Mosaffa, and Tahar Rahim, tells the story of a mother of two children trying to finalize a divorce so that she can move on with the new man in her life. The trailer looks […] More

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    AFI Fest: The Past (★★★½)

    The past is one of the main characters in Asghar Farhadi‘s new film, The Past (Le passé). Starring Bérénice Bejo, Ali Mosaffa, and Tahar Rahim, this is the triangular story of Ahmad (Mosaffa), who has returned to France after four years in his homeland of Iran. His return is at the request of Marie (Bejo), […] More

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    The Past (★★★½)

    Academy Award nominated screenwriter Asghar Farhadi has proven to be a very skillful storyteller once again with his new film distributed by Sony Pictures Classics called The Past (Le passé), Iran’s official submission for Foreign Language Film for the upcoming 86th Academy Awards. The film tells the amazing story of Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa), an Iranian man who leaves his wife Marie (Bérénice Bejo) and two children to […] More

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    Iran to Submit ‘The Past’ for Foreign Language Oscar Consideration

    Well this is plesantly surprising news. After months of word that Iran would not be submitting a film this year, Iran’s Farabi Cinema Foundation has chosen to submit Oscar winner Ashgar Farhadi‘s film The Past for Foreign Language consideration. PressTV, the Iranian international news network, announced that the film was chosen from a shortlist of 12 films. […] More

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    Ten Best Studio Films – The Weinstein Company

    Continuing the Best Films by the Studios Series. The Weinstein Company, the name that’s synonymous with Oscar-bait projects that gathers excitement from awards lovers everywhere and manages to get shortlisted in dozens of categories, even when the odds are not in their favor.  Harvey Weinstein, love him or hate him, is one of the most […] More

  • Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 6/2)

    Hi again, Awards Circuit readers! Now that the 2013 Cannes Film Festival is behind us, it’s time to decompress and ponder on some of these wins. Will the festival’s breakout films survive the long and ardous journey to the Dolby Theatre next year? Check out Editor-in-Chief Clayton Davis’ first of several opinion pieces that attempts […] More

  • Decompressing the Contenders from Cannes – Are There Any Oscar Nominees?

    The 2013 Cannes Film Festival has come to a close.  Blue is the Warmest Colour by director Abdellatif Kechiche won the prestigious Palme d’Or with Joel Coen & Ethan Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis capturing the Grand Prix.  Over the past five months, the Awards Circuit also attended several other film festivals including Sundance and the […] More

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